A Verse from A Lost Upanishad

The Apastamba is one of the oldest of the law-books of ancient India; it is thought to date from about 300 B.C. In the part of it which deals with expiation of sins, there is a short section on realization of the true Self of man by means of Yoga. It contains some...

A GLIMPSE OF JAPANESE POETRY

THE Japanese poetical genius flowers in very short poems, often incorporating allusions to some particular season of the year. Each season has its own peculiar associations autumn for instance with evening, the Milky Way, the harvest moon (which often represents...

A MEMORY OF DR SHASTRI

A MEMORY OF DR SHASTRI (from one of his pupils) One of the constant themes in Dr Shastri’s teachings is, the control of the mind. On one occasion I had to undergo a severe pain, and afterwards in conversation I mentioned it and said: `Warden, I couldn’t...

Unsteadiness

IN HER last work, Interior Castle, St. Teresa remarks that instability of spiritual states is often a cause of bewilderment to spiritual aspirants. They felt sure that what they experienced at times of devotion in favourable circumstances would be with them for ever;...